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Cornerspotter: Pan-Am, Bartell's & Coca-Cola in 1965

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Cornerspotter is the Curbed Seattle feature in which we show you a historical photo taken somewhere in the city and you identify the location. Impress fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge by leaving guesses in the comments or send them to our tipline: seattle@curbed.com. We'll post the answer on Friday. And hey: no cheating!


Seattle Municipal Archives

Chances are you might get this one right away. It's different than it was in 1965, but, not THAT different. Still, it's crazy to see how this popular Seattle hangout spot has changed. That big Bartell's is long gone and with it went the Coca-Cola sign and Pan-Am billboard. Those curved awnings at the right lead to a transportation choice we still use, we just get to it a different way these days. And that Bon Marché building in the background? It's still there but it's something else altogether. So, any idea where this is?